Allen, Elizabeth B.

Maggie Elizabeth Benson Cass-Allen

November 17, 1931 - May 2, 2020

Maggie Elizabeth Benson Cass-Allen, age 88 of Granbury passed away Saturday May 2, 2020. She was born in Jackson, Tennessee, on November 17, 1931 to William Wiley and Lola Maymie (Newman) Benson.

Liz was the third of eight children. The family moved to Hot Springs, Arkansas in the late 1930’s, where surviving family members still reside today. She was an accountant by trade and managed the Patterson-Cass Family Trusts and business interests for many years.

Liz is survived by her son Richard Benjamin Cass of Dallas and son-in-law Collin of Dallas, Texas; sister Mary Ellen Benson of Dallas, Texas; a brother-in-law Jim Short of Hot Springs, Arkansas; along with numerous nephews and nieces.

She is preceded in death by her first husband, C.A. Cass Jr. in 1999; her second husband, Clovis Bernie Allen in April 2017; siblings, Frances Benson, William Wiley “Bill” Benson, Jr., Martha Ann Short, Guy Ovid Benson, Edward A. Benson and John T. Benson.

Liz will be inurned next to her first husband, C.A. Cass at Bethlehem Cemetery in Farmersville, Texas. The family has decided that no services will be held at this time due to the COVID-19 crisis.

The family suggests that memorials be made to Mental Health America

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Aunt Liz is an amazing woman. She was a FORCE, and one of the strongest and most kind and generous people, and she will be missed by many. We love you Liz.
Sommar Benson, May 23, 2020 Nothing can change the wonderful ways a mother touches our life. Grief can't take away the good times you shared, and sorrow will fade in time . . . but the memories will remain forever. So sorry for your loss! Love,
Juddy, May 12, 2020 I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. While I only met her in the past year, I could tell by the decor in her apartment of how special she was to you. As you reflect on the many memories, I’m certain that you will realize how much she taught you in the person you too have become. I truly hope these memories inspire you to be the best you can be. With my deepest condolences, Wishing You Happy Memories and Peace Within. Dewitt Muse, May 11, 2020 Ben, (and Collin), you are both in our thoughts and prayers this week. Your mom sounds like she was an amazing woman! Love you both. Matthew Lundberg, May 7, 2020 Heaven gained another Angel. Love and miss you but hope you and Mom are having a great time in Heaven. Love your nephew, Richard Richard Gross , May 6, 2020 Special prayers for Ben, Collin and family.
Nelda Ireland, May 6, 2020 My heartfelt sympathy is with you. You are very fortunate to have had your mom in your life for such a long time. I pray that God will bring comfort and peace to your heart. Elizabeth Sheppard, May 6, 2020 Rest In Peace upon High until we meet on the Other Side. Jane Benson-Ballard, May 6, 2020 Dear Ben, Collin, and the entire Cass family, On behalf of the History of Aviation Archives, Special Collections and Archives Division, Eugene McDermott Library, The University of Texas at Dallas, I am expressing our deepest sympathies for your loss. Our thoughts are with you. Sincerely, Patrizia Nava, M.A., CA Curator of Aviation Archives Patrizia Nava, May 5, 2020 We are very sorry for your loss. Marcella & Tim Gleason, May 5, 2020 I am a close friend of her son Ben. May she rest in peace.
shirley mason, May 5, 2020 Known to everyone as Liz, she was truly a remarkable person that climbed many tall mountains during her lifetime that many others would never have attempted. Ben is consoled by the fact that his Mom did not have to endure a long illness and that she is now free of the pain and sickness that she has dealt with over the last several years. Liz always had a sharp wit and maintained humor even in the toughest of situations. This past year she showed extraordinary bravery and great human capacity to overcome extreme adversity with a smile and a shining outlook. Ben always maintained until the last minute that, "We cannot ever give up on her because she has always come through." It's time for us to come through for her by honoring her heartfelt way of approaching life and her never give up and never give in tenacity. These were traits that she instilled in Ben and he has always been thankful to her for giving him these wonderful gifts. For me, I could not have asked for a better Mother-in-Law. I will miss her greatly and our funny anecdotes will remain in my heart forever. I must say I have never met anyone like her and I doubt that I ever will again. The earth is rarely blessed with someone like Liz and I am thankful that I had the privilege of knowing her. Ben has decided that because of the COVID-19 crisis, there will not be a funeral service. Liz will be buried in the Patterson-Cass family cemetery near Farmersville, Texas, next to her first husband and Ben's father, C. A. Cass, Jr., who preceded her in death in 1999. She is survived by her sister Mary Ellen Benson of Dallas, Texas, and her brother-in-law Jim Shortt of Hot Springs, Arkansas, along with numerous nieces and nephews. Liz was born in Jackson, Tennessee, and was the third of eight children of William Wiley Benson and Lola Mamie Benson. The family moved to Hot Springs, Arkansas, in the late 1930s, where surviving family members still reside today. She was an accountant by trade and managed the Patterson-Cass Family Trusts and business interests for many years.
Collin ICe, May 5, 2020 Ben and Collin, we are so sorry about Liz. Know that she will be missed by many and was definitely loved by more. Laying her to rest in the country seems a peaceful, loving way for her to be at rest. Dad and I love you very much and hope your week is a easy one. Benmond, you did all you could to support your mom these past few years...I know she treasured them. Becky Ice, May 5, 2020 So sorry for your loss, prayers my friend.
Kelly McCoy Coleman, May 4, 2020